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California Signed Edition
California Signed Edition
by Edan Lepucki
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"In her arresting debut novel, Edan Lepucki conjures a lush, intricate, deeply disturbing vision of the future, then masterfully exploits its dramatic possibilities." — Jennifer Egan, author of A Visit from the Goon Squad The world Cal and... (read more)

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All the Light We Cannot See
All the Light We Cannot See
by Anthony Doerr
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From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, a stunningly ambitious and beautiful novel about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II. Marie... (read more)

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The Empathy Exams: Essays
The Empathy Exams: Essays
by Leslie Jamison
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From personal loss to phantom diseases, a bold and brilliant collection, winner of the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize Beginning with her experience as a medical actor who was paid to act out symptoms for medical students to diagnose, Leslie Jamisons... (read more)

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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
by Sherman Alexie
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Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where... (read more)

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Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail (Vintage)
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail (Vintage)
by Cheryl Strayed
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I know this title is everywhere right now. I was very fortunate to get an advanced copy, and I immediately fell in love. Why? Well, like many, my favorite books are those that seem to have been written just for me. I deeply understood the raw ache of... (read more)

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The Serpent of Venice
The Serpent of Venice
by Christopher Moore
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Venice, a long time ago. Three prominent Venetians await their most loathsome and foul dinner guest, the erstwhile envoy from the Queen of Britain: the rascal-Fool Pocket. This trio of cunning plotters—the merchant, Antonio; the senator... (read more)

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The Rise and Fall of Great Powers
The Rise and Fall of Great Powers
by Tom Rachman
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For fans of Jennifer Egan, Dave Eggers, and Donna Tartt—the brilliant, intricately woven new novel by Tom Rachman, author of The Imperfectionists, one of the most critically acclaimed fiction debuts in years   Following one of the most... (read more)

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To Rise Again at a Decent Hour
To Rise Again at a Decent Hour
by Joshua Ferris
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A big, brilliant, profoundly observed novel about the mysteries of modern life by National Book Award Finalist Joshua Ferris, one of the most exciting voices of his generation Paul O'Rourke is a man made of contradictions: he loves the world, but... (read more)

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Americanah
Americanah
by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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From the award-winning author of Half of a Yellow Sun, a dazzling new novel: a story of love and race centered around a young man and woman from Nigeria who face difficult choices and challenges in the countries they come to call home. As teenagers in a... (read more)

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The Goldfinch
The Goldfinch
by Donna Tartt
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Donna Tartt delivers a beautifully rendered story about a young boy whose life takes a striking turn when an art museum explosion presents him the opportunity to "rescue" a priceless painting that will always hauntingly remind him of his mother.... (read more)

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A Constellation of Vital Phenomena
A Constellation of Vital Phenomena
by Anthony Marra
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Life during wartime Chechnya is not easy to read about, but this novel is too beautiful to be depressing, and Marra's skilled plotting pushes you forward heart-first. This is my pick for the best under-the-radar book of 2013.... (read more)

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Mink River
Mink River
by Brian Doyle
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I haven't enjoyed a book this much in so long! Set in a tiny coastal Oregon town, this story is populated with characters who seem to leap off the page and speak their lines into your ear. They are that real. Brian Doyle breaks all the so-called "rules... (read more)

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Beautiful Ruins (P.S.)
Beautiful Ruins (P.S.)
by Jess Walter
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Jess Walter gets nearer the Pulitzer with Beautiful Ruins. Chance meetings during the 1962 filming of Cleopatra in Italy set in motion events that spiral into the present day. Walter captures perfectly how the best part of life is that it doesn't turn... (read more)

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The Book Thief
The Book Thief
by Markus Zusak
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"It's just a small story really, about among other things: a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery..." Take your time reading this beautifully written book with an innovative... (read more)

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And Sons
And Sons
by David Gilbert
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NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post • The New Yorker • The Austin Chronicle • Kansas City Star • The Guardian (UK) • BookPage • Flavorwire • Bookish Who is A. N. Dyer? & Sons is a... (read more)

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The Golem and the Jinni (P.S.)
The Golem and the Jinni (P.S.)
by Helene Wecker
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A brilliant blend of historical fiction and literary fantasy set in late 19th-century New York. Beautifully written and carefully researched, this is the story of an unlikely friendship between two beings straight out of mythology: a jinni and a golem... (read more)

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To Kill a Mockingbird
To Kill a Mockingbird
by Harper Lee
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We didn't read this in high school. The assigned book was The Scarlet Letter, which was already a favorite of mine. Recently, however, I decided that I'd ignored To Kill a Mockingbird for too long. If you haven't read it, or if it's been awhile since you... (read more)

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The Fault in Our Stars
The Fault in Our Stars
by John Green
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John Green has so cleanly sidestepped anything precious, sentimental, and heart-warming in The Fault in Our Stars, it's a wonder he was even able to write about two teenagers diagnosed with cancer. These are some fertile fields for tweeness, indeed. Oh... (read more)

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The Sound of Things Falling
The Sound of Things Falling
by Juan Gabriel Vasquez
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* National Bestseller * Hailed by Edmund White as "a brilliant new novel" on the cover of the New York Times Book Review * One of NPRs 6 Best Books of the Summer * Esquire recommends The Sound of Things Falling “if you read only one book this month&... (read more)

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The Interestings
The Interestings
by Meg Wolitzer
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and#147;Remarkable . . . With this book [Wolitzer] has surpassed herself.and#8221;and#151;The New York Times Book Review "A victory . . . The Interestings secures Wolitzer's place among the best novelists of her generation. . . . She's every bit as... (read more)

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